I've become a Saturn crazy. Last Saturday, I went to the nearest dealer (about a 45 minute drive) and looked around. I really liked the experience, and I even took a car out for a test drive. Looking around at Saturn information has become a semi-obsession for me lately. Lis doesn't much care about cars, but she's been tolerating my obsession rather well.
Obsession is about right, too... I had been thinking on spending around $15,000 on a car. That would get a rather reasonable car, true.... but I want one of the little sporty Saturns, with all the trimmings! Current estimated price $19,000 or so. And the fact that I'm going over my 'budget' doesn't bother me at all. I'm just obsessed at the moment. I have about a month until I'd actually go buy the car (or, actually, place an order for the car, since I'd probably want one configured to order), so I have a month to get out of this obsessed state.
Not than a Saturn sedan would be all that bad, but... Heck, I'm 23 years old. I feel like I'm already in my middle age, since I will be going right from school into living with Lis. I feel like my youth is gone... if I ever did have a youth. And so, part of me wants the little sporty car to give me a little youth back. I'd get a Ford Mustang if I thought I could afford that (but it'd be a bit more than the Saturn). Plus, the Saturns just look good to me... there aren't many cars that I think look better than the Saturns. :^) Biased, of course, but that's my opinion.
On the work front, I'm finally down to just one project. Even though it doesn't matter that much: Senior grades were in the mail on Wednesday. I have the grades I need to graduate, and it's almost impossible for professors to lower them. Well, not impossible, but a lot of paperwork. I want to do good on this last project, but for once I don't feel the sense of impending doom as the due date is one week away.
Impending doom can wait for another week or so, as Lis and I rush around to set up our new life together. Getting this out on the journal will come back to haunt me, but I want to have my 'new' journal up at the start of July. I don't know if it'll happen, but maybe Lis will help me make it happen.
Then I just have to hope that Lis will make me be a bit better about keeping up with journal entries!